Wow. That didn’t feel like Jan. 11 today, did it? The high temperature hit 72 degrees in the District, a good 30 degrees above normal for this time of year and more reminiscent of late April rather than mid-January. The unseasonable warmth wasn’t limited to Washington, as multiple sites up and down the East Coast reached record highs today. We’ve got another ridiculously warm day on tap for Sunday, but not before a line of storms sweeps through overnight with some gusty winds and downpours.

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Through Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers before midnight. A line of storms with heavy rain, gusty winds (30-plus mph) and a few rumbles of thunder will move through between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Mild and breezy, with low temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s and winds out of the south at 15 to 20 mph.


A sky on fire over the Capitol. (Erik Cox/Flickr)

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Tomorrow (Sunday): Rain and storms will clear the area before sunrise. Winds will stay elevated in the morning hours (gusts up to 25 mph) and weaken in the afternoon. Becoming mostly sunny and staying quite warm, with high temperatures in the 60s once again. Temperatures fall off rather quickly after sunset as winds switch to the north. Partly cloudy Sunday night with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

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Overnight thunder? It’s not often we have overnight thunderstorms in January, but we’ve got a shot at some tonight. A fast-moving squall line attached to the southern edge of a low pressure system near the Great Lakes will sweep through the region well after midnight.

Atmospheric instability will be limited (it is nighttime in January, after all), but don’t be surprised if you are awakened by the sound of gusty winds and heavy rain sometime after 2 a.m. And yes, even a rumble or two of thunder.

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